Walkabout Back Pet Harness

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Product Summary:

Walkabout Back End Harness

Recommended by veterinary surgeons as one of the most effective walking aids on the market, the Walkabout Back End Harness is commonly used on animals with arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal trauma, and general fatigue. It also helps prevent back injury to pet owners from lifting pets improperly.

Designed to fit both male and female pets, the Walkabout Back End Harness will keep your pet happy and mobile despite his or her injuries or age-related problems. It provides the balance and support necessary for your pet to lead a happier, healthier, cleaner life. The harness can be left on all day long, even for many days in a row, as long as your pet can handle that length of time. When fit properly, it is designed to help dogs and cats go out and do their "business" without soiling the harness.

Features:

  • Recommended by veterinarians
  • Effective walking aid
  • Helps pets with arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal trauma, and general fatigue
  • Designed to fit both male and female pets
  • Provides the balance and support as well as minimize back strain that often results from lifting and carrying heavy animals
  • Can be left on all day long, even for many days in a row, as long as your pet can handle that length of time
  • Machine washable, line dry
Item Specifications:

Size:
Please use the sizing chart to properly fit your pet.
Abdomen: Measure the circumference of the abdomen directly in front of the back legs
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): Measure the circumference of the upper thigh (back leg) at the point where it meets the body
X-Small:
Abdomen: 9"-15"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 3"-6"
Small:
Abdomen: 10"-16"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 3"-8"
Medium:
Abdomen: 18"-23"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 11"-14"
Medium-Large:
Abdomen: 20"-29"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 11"-15"
Large:
Abdomen: 24"-31"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 14"-17"
X-Large:
Abdomen: 31"-35"
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): 16"-19"

Care Instructions:
Always make sure your pet is in a dry and clean harness. Can be machine washed, line dry.

Directions For Use:
Please discuss the use of this product with your veterinarian. If you are unsure of how to use the harness properly, their assistance is strongly recommended for the safety and comfort of your pet. Be sure your pet can urinate with ease, if not, please verify your measurements and consult your veterinarian.

Legal Disclaimer:
Walkabout will not be held responsible for improper use of this product. Please consult with your veterinarian before use.

Downloadable Resources
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Large 403801 LG rdh-l 094922983923
Medium 403801 MD rdh-m 094922983930
Med-Large 403801 MLG rdh-ml 094922983947
Small 403801 SM rdh-s 094922983787
X-Large 403801 XL rdh-xl 094922983916
X-Small 403801 XS rdh-xs

Product Reviews by Customers

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Highly recommend this product.
The back harness works well and it fits just as the photo shown. Like the cushion materials and it is well made. Did not change the fit after washed in the machine.
August 9, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Age of Pet (years):
9-15
What is your pet?:
Dog - Large
Unusable as described
We bought this product for our 11 years old golden retriever as he has difficulty walking up stairs and getting up from lying position. This pet harness is unusable as sold and as it is described on the page where we ordered it from. It falls right off of the dog as he walks only 4 - 5 steps. If it would be sold with a front attachment it might would work, but then it might would cost another $50 which I think overkill for that little bit of fabrics sewn together. We will try another product, this is certainly not usable.
September 22, 2016
Good quality, but would like for my male dog to be able to urinate with it on.
I purchased this harness for my 13 1/2 year old border collie who is having difficulty with his rear legs, especially going up stairs. I had imagined that the harness would have been designed to permit at least male dogs to be able to urinate with the harness on but that isn't the case. So, now I'm faced with having to remove the harness after assisting my dog down the steps to go outside, then putting the harness back on to go back up the steps .... have to say, I'm not pleased. On the positive side, the harness appears to be well made.
September 1, 2016
Harness
The pet harness works very well for my welsh corgi. He no longer has use of his hind legs. With the harness, he can get around a little bit with the use of his front legs. He is 15 years old and not in good health. The harness has prolonged his life a bit.
July 19, 2016
Walkabout Back Pet Harness
This "Walk About Pet Harness," is wonderful and Kind to my 12 year old Precious German Shepherd Dog who now weighs in at 106 lbs . and has lost the get up ability of his hind lets due to defending his back 1/4 acre yard against mean people racing their Quad around the back end of our yard, thinking they were funny getting all of the dogs along the alley barking and running to the end of their yards. This harness allows easy lifting and perfect for him to urinate or do his business Thank you for a great harness. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's pet has a rear leg problem and they should remove it from their pet at night. This is a "kind product," for their family member.
July 16, 2016
I have a 10 year old pug who is losing mobility in his hind legs,I am not ready to give up yet, I saw this product and thought ok I'll try it. I put it on and away he went down the street. This is such a blessing,seeing my dog able to walk and be happy,thank you so very much. I highly recommend this.
February 17, 2016
So helpful for getting my pup around
He is grateful too. Very soft and supportive for my mini doxie. Really helped me from having to bend down. Sorry I didn't get it sooner
February 14, 2016
One of the best harnesses available for a paralyzed pet
This is one of the best harnesses I've ever had the displeasure of using. Let me explain that statement- It isn't a fun thing with a partially paralyzed pet, but this harness makes it easier.There are many harnesses available, many of which use snaps and straps extensively. Those are clunky and awkward at best. This uses form-fitting velcro and one retaining clasp to ensure it stays snug. Brilliant design!
June 30, 2015
Good Idea, But.....
Even though we measured our corgi as directed, the harness we got was too big on him. We wound up altering it to fit him, rather than take the time to return it. It works well now, as he has degenerative myelopathy and his hind end is lame. With the harness, we are able to move him around without having to pick him up.
October 1, 2014
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recommended
Aida M on Jan 8, 2018
I am a Canine Hydrotherapist and this particular harness came highly recommended during our training. I have clients that have rear ataxia that can greatly benefit from this type of support versus a belly sling. This site had the best price and I am hoping that the shipping is fast.
Shari S on Oct 12, 2016
recommended
Aida M on Jan 8, 2018
Vet suggested it after my dogs surgery.
Joan D on Aug 16, 2017
I am a Canine Hydrotherapist and this particular harness came highly recommended during our training. I have clients that have rear ataxia that can greatly benefit from this type of support versus a belly sling. This site had the best price and I am hoping that the shipping is fast.
Shari S on Oct 12, 2016
this harness is veterinarian approved.
patricia t on Sep 15, 2016
My 16 year old mutt is very arthritic with a bad front leg which has caused her back leg problems. She's a tough old gal, never crying in pain and still wagging her tail. Her body is giving out and I'm hoping that I can make her last few months as tolerable as possible with this aid.
Steve B on Sep 15, 2016
15 year old Norwegian Elkhound, her hip keeps giving out on her. She is not in pain, and is still an active and happy dog. I hope this helps to give her and I a few more good months together, if not longer.
Keely M on Sep 5, 2016
pet is aging (14) and having difficulty walking. Hind legs partially immobile due to nerve damage and RA.
Helene S on Aug 28, 2016
So my little pup can enjoy getting around again.
Craig G on Aug 9, 2016
have a senior pet who can no longer go for a walk as much as he would like to, hope this will help him
Sally A on Jul 9, 2016
I chose this harness because I have used one before and my dog needs assistance with his back legs due to a nervous disorder.
Mary D on Jul 2, 2016
need something more supportive than what I already have
DEBBIE M on Jun 29, 2016
Our beloved (10 yr. old) German Shepherd has hip dysplasia. Once we stand him up and hold his tail he can walk aways.Problem is we both have bad backs! I found a harness on a different site but it was over about $90.00.I'm on social security disability and couldn't afford that.Am glad I found you....don't want want hubby to hurt himself lifting.
connie d on Jun 24, 2016
old dog
Deborah O on Jun 22, 2016
I need a back pet harness for my dog and I read the reviews that were very positive about this product. I will give it a try.
Ning Tsu K on May 28, 2016
My siberian Husky is 12 years old and has had ALC surgery, she still loves her walks, but need some support from time to time
Karyn R on Mar 18, 2016
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Tracey M on Mar 6, 2016
had the product i needed
Howard M on Feb 28, 2016
My Veterinarian had one in her office that she tried on my 16 year old lab and it helped him regain his confidence and made it much easier for him to walk.
Jodie P on Feb 13, 2016
My 16 year old dog has Degenerative Myelopathy and is losing mobility in his hind legs.
Suzanne C on Feb 11, 2016
read reviews
Richard C on Jan 29, 2016
we have trouble controlling our dog when he sees other dogs while walking (he gets too excited and over powering). We thought to try the harness and pull his back legs up to reduce the amount of force he has to pull when we encounter other dogs on our walks.
Brook P on Jan 1, 2016
need for beagle who cannot walk on back legs.
MIchele R on Dec 24, 2015
Because it allows for elimination
Lance H on Dec 9, 2015
I have a 13 year old German Shepherd with bad hips. I have tried other rear support harnesses and nothing I have found is comfortable for her. I really hope this one is. She doesn't need help every time getting up or using stairs, but it would be nice to have a comfortable and effective product available when needed.
David G on Nov 23, 2015
Recommended by veterinarian
Colleen D on Aug 5, 2015
A friend of mine has a senior dog and his back legs have given out and I am hoping that this might help him walk.
Toni L on Aug 3, 2015
I have a 13 year old German Shepherd that has arthritis and some nerve damage...Hoping this will help him get around better.
Laurie P on May 4, 2015
GDS needs assistance getting around.
Christine B on Apr 17, 2014
For my 13 years dog. She has problem with her hips. To help her with going up and down the stairs and when she is doing her business.
SAITIP F on Mar 6, 2014
To help my aging lab get around better
Marsha B on Sep 4, 2013
Vet suggested it after my dogs surgery.
Joan D on Aug 16, 2017
this harness is veterinarian approved.
patricia t on Sep 15, 2016
what size would be a boxer?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on their age and size- my Sheltie is a large, because she won't stop growing. Your best bet is to measure the dog and follow the table on the page:

Size:
Please use the sizing chart to properly fit your pet

Abdomen - Measure the circumference of the abdomen directly in front of the back legs
Upper Thigh (Back Leg) - Measure the circumference of the upper thigh (back leg) at the point where it meets the body

X-Small:
Abdomen: (9”–15”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (3”–6”)

Small:
Abdomen: (10”–16”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (3” –8”)

Medium:
Abdomen: (18”-23”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (11”-14”)

Medium-Large:
Abdomen: (20”-29”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (11”-15”)

Large:
Abdomen: (24”-31”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (14”-17”)

X-Large:
Abdomen: (31”-35”)
Upper Thigh (Back Leg): (16”-19”)
Will this work for a female pitbull with a torn acl, like will she be able to go #1and #2 with the harness on so I can support her weight during?
Warkittens42o W on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It would work.
my dog has a nerve disease in her upper spine going to head and her front legs are not that stable either. can this help her?
Nancy C on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe it can help if her legs are weak in the front. It's made for the back hind legs, so the front legs have to be strong
can you put it on a large breed dog that is laying down? needs help getting up
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have a Yellow Lab that weighs about 80 lbs. now, lost some weight from muscle loss, and it works good with him. We only use it on his bad days and leave it off other than that, but it is a great help when needed.
Made in USA?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The unit I bought last year was made in Taiwan.
Is size small the correct size for a miniature dachshund?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2016
What size for a cavalier?
Robin B on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My dog was a king size German Shepherd age 12 years old weighing at this age 99 to 100 pounds. a cavalier is a lot smaller and if you know his weight it helps to decide what size you will need. The seller was very helpful and I bought the whole harness at first which helped to support him, then soon after only used the back part as shown. He also had "water therapy," several times and we got him a wheel cart for his hind legs which he loved and took off "walking with it as soon as we placed him in the cart. He was helpless without the back harness and his cart but went all around our quarter acre back yard when in the harness especially at night while chasing his favorite red laser light. Hope this helps you decide the right size for your pup. If it is incorrect once you get it they will exchange it for you. Hope this helps you to choose the right size. My precious boy lived to 12years and 8months old when he passed. Take good care of your pup. Regards, Elaine B
How to put this on dog?
Mybubba on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's a bit of a challenge at first. I put it under the dog, flat on the floor with the "Tail" facing the back of the dog. Then I help him get his feet in the slots and then I can lift it up, over his back and hold it tight with the velcro. Then comes the straps that go across his back and snap together. Finally, the handles.
NOTE: If the handles get caught under the dogs legs, you have to start over. So before I put the dogs legs in the slots, I make sure the handles extend out and are not under the sling material. Hope this helps.
I have a Corgi. How long are handles?
Carla S on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They should be long enough...my dog is just a little bit taller and they were more than long enough
Can you leave the harness on your dog so that you can lift whenever he needs it? Of does it work better to put it on/take it off each time?
frontierk f on Oct 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This particular harness is made to be able to be left on your pup all day.